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Fall from height accidents
Fall from height accident claims
There are many jobs throughout Scotland that require working at a height, like that of telephone engineers, television engineers, and construction workers. However, not many people are aware that working from a height can also mean an employee using a ladder to change a light bulb, or a shop worker trying to reach stock on a high shelf.
Every year there are thousands of reported accidents, and deaths, because of employees falling due to working at a height.
If your job involves any tasks that may have you above ground level, then you should receive training for working at height. If you have not received suitable training and have been injured due to a fall at work, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Falls from a height account for a third of fatal injuries to workers in the United Kingdom every year. There are over 500 incidents each year to employees falling from a height in the construction sector, but these accidents can also happen in the office, in a warehouse or in a factory.
Injuries can occur because of damaged or faulty equipment, or because of an unsafe working environment. Injuries can also be sustained from
- falling from a ladder or scaffolding
- falling down a flight of stairs
- falling through a roof
- falling down steps
Falls from a height can have a devastating impact on the victim and their families. Even a fall from a relatively low level can cause long-lasting injuries. A serious injury may force you to change jobs or stop working altogether, leading to a potential loss or reduction in earnings.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a fall from height at work, which was due to a negligent party, you should speak to Watermans today. We are here to take the hassle out of the legal stuff, so you can start to live your life again.
Making a claim
How do I make a fall from height accident claim
Anyone who works at height understands that it carries a higher percentage of risk and accepts this accordingly. This means taking personal responsibility for their actions and an awareness of how these may affect others. However, if you, or a member of your family, have suffered as the result of a fall from a height within the last three years, you may be able to claim for compensation.
That compensation could cover loss of earnings, help pay for any treatment required and cover other costs incurred as a result of your injuries. It can also compensate for the impact on you and your family – particularly in the case of accidents that involve serious injury or death.
Contact Watermans today to speak to one of our dedicated personal injury solicitors, so that we can help you to seek the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, so you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees if we don’t win your case. Let our experts help you.
It should be that simple.
How much compensation?
How much compensation for a fall from height accident?
All personal injury compensation amounts will vary, depending on the severity of your injuries and your loss of earnings throughout the process.
In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of things including
- medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- loss of earnings or earning capacity
- any future expenses as a result of the injury
- home modification and care expenses
- pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Whatever your injury, you can ensure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.
Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?
Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.
Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.
Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.
We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”
Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury